Chief Administrative Officer
Capital Workforce Partners
Kimberly Staley is the Chief Administrative Officer for Capital Workforce Partners, the regional Workforce Development Board for North Central Connecticut whose mission is to leverage public and private resources to produce skilled workers for a competitive regional economy in 37 municipalities in the North Central Region of CT. Capital Workforce Partners serves thousands of individuals through the seven American Jobs Centers with a $22 million annual budget.
In the Chief Administrative Officer role, Kimberly Staley is part of the executive leadership team and an active participant in making strategic and managerial decisions affecting the organization. In support of the President/Chief Executive Officer, the CAO is ultimately responsible for all aspects of CWP’s administration, compliance and accountability functions, including Finance/Accounting, Information Systems, Facilities, Monitoring, Data Collection/Analysis and Contracts, Special Programs, Employer Engagement, One Stop Services, and Youth Services. Ms. Staley, also facilitates the building of systems of service for the American Job Center (AJC) and youth program customers.
Prior to joining CWP, Ms. Staley was the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Ms. Staley managed and provided administrative oversight for the City of Bridgeport, which has an of budget of approximately $565 million and a staff of over 2000 employees. Ms. Staley utilized her skills to direct 15 major departments including the Police Department, Fire Department, Finance, Public Facilities, OPM, Labor Relations, Economic Development and Health and was able to bring a fresh approach to the challenges facing Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut.
Ms. Staley is a nationally recognized workforce development and career education professional with a track record for delivering customer-oriented services with quantifiable results in the most challenging conditions. She has developed a reputation as a respected leader with a knack for fostering collaboration and encouraging the engagement of partnering agencies and stakeholders to deliver high-quality workforce development services for State and Federal contracts in South Carolina, Virginia, California, Florida and Connecticut.
Ms. Staley is the Membership Committee Chair for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) and also, served as Vice Chairperson on the executive committee. Ms. Staley received a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University, a Masters in Workforce Education and Development, from Southern Illinois University and continued her studies in the Doctorate in Organizational Leadership program at the University of Maryland.